Meet my buddy, Ella! She's the inspiration behind my book, BUTTERFLIES KEEP FLYING.
Ella is one of the "butterfly children." She suffers from a rare, painful skin disease called Epidermolysis Bullosa, EB. Ella's steadfast courage and grace as she faces daily obstacles inspired me to write a story about persevering and finding the light in each new day.
A portion of the book's proceeds will be donated annually to debra of America, a nonprofit that raises funds for research and supports EB families.
Click HERE to learn about the Kickstarter campaign that made BUTTERFLIES KEEP FLYING take flight!
Click HERE to watch a VLOG post about the book and the mission of debra of America.
MY POETRY BOOK!
Need some brain break ideas for the classroom?
Or maybe you need some new options for playtime at home.
Inside this book you'll find action rhymes that encourage children to move around and use their imaginations. Smiles and Wiggles: A Year of Imaginative Fun is an easy-to-use resource book for teachers and parents,
What are people saying about Smiles and Wiggles?
“The teachers and children always enjoy Ali’s performances. I know they will love to continue the fun on a daily basis with the poems in this book.”
- Debbi Mintz, M.Ed., Preschool Director
“Smiles & Wiggles is full of wonderful poems that get my kindergarten students up and moving in a purposeful way! It’s perfect for those necessary little brain breaks and a great way to encourage imagination and play.”
- Sarah Warner, Elementary School Educator
*PRINTABLES!!! If you have Smiles & Wiggles and you want printer friendly versions of the poems for your classroom or for creative use at home, click and enter the code found at the back of the book. Don't have the book yet? Check out the links below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MY FIRST PICTURE BOOK!
Sara Sue’s favorite food is soup, but she makes noises while she eats. No More Slooping, Sara Sue! cooks up some silly read aloud fun with wonderful dashes of color from artist Carolyn Schallmo. It's a playful story that's sure to be souper fun for the whole family.
*Look for the hardcover Special Edition that includes recipes and the original softcover, too.
Here's what readers say about No More Slooping, Sara Sue!
"My 4-year-old heard Sara Sue performed at an event and fell in love with the story... I enjoy the lesson of the book - consider a problem from many angles and you will likely come up with a creative solution." - Kara's Mom
"I loved reading this book with my own children and my preschool students... The font is incredible, it jumps out at you and makes the words come alive. No More Slooping, Sara Sue provides many opportunities to laugh with your child, talk about appropriate table manners, and how to turn letters into words..." - Megan
"As a school librarian I am always looking for engaging books to read to students...."No More Slooping, Sara Sue!" is one I will be using often!!" - Colleen